How to say “This vending machine ate my money” in Japanese / How to Use a Vending Machine in Japan

Sometimes, no matter how unlikely things will happen, it happens anyway. Has your money ever been eaten by a Vending Machine? Things may vary from places to places, but here...

Japanese Sake Workshop 7/27 – Coto Japanese Academy

Learn the Basics of Japanese Rice Wine (Sake)! ​We will be holding a Japanese Sake Workshop to learn the basics of Japanese rice wine on Saturday, July 27th. The workshop...

All 4 Basic Japanese Greetings : Ohayou / Konnichiwa / Konbanwa / Oyasumi

Greetings are always the first few words or phrases you learn when learning a new language. In Japanese,  there are 4 basic greetings which can be used at different times...

Japanese Business Practices – 報連相 ほうれんそう Hourensou

Working in Japan is a unique experience, and because its so different from “western” business environments  understanding and adapting to Japanese business culture is c...

How to Redeliver a parcel in Japan – Japanese Guide

The delivery system in Japan is well-known for its high efficiency and convenience. However, to prevent parcels from getting lost, stolen or damaged, they are usually returned to t...

Saying Goodnight in Japanese – Oyasumi (おやすみ)

Oyasumi(おやすみ) Generally, the Japanese expression for saying”good night is “おやすみ“(Oyasumi). However, it may be inappropriate to use it sometimes depending on the s...

Necessary Skills for Doing Business in Japan

Are you thinking of working in a Japanese environment in Japan? Are you currently working in Japan? If you are, these are the necessary skill sets you need in order...

How to Get Your iPhone Repaired in Tokyo -Japanese Words and Phrases

When you accidentally dropped your iPhone on the ground and cracked the screen, or dropped it in the toilet bowl, you can either get Apple-certified repairs at an Apple store...

Interesting Business Katakana Words

  There are many Katakana words used in business Japanese that are difficult to guess their meanings just by pronouncing them. Which is strange because there are so many examp...

How to say “Excuse me, you dropped this” in Japanese

Have you ever encountered a situation in Japan where you were walking on the street and saw someone dropped something out of his pocket, you wanted to notice that person...

Intermediate Japanese Grammar Guide Part II

Intermediate Japanese Grammar Guide Part II- Speak Natural and Fluent Japanese   Welcome to our Intermediate Japanese Grammar Guide Series Part II! Believe that you have read ...

Intermediate Japanese Grammar Guide Part I

Intermediate Japanese Grammar Guide Part I- Speak Natural and Fluent Japanese   Hi there, how’s your progress in learning Japanese so far? We are launching a new blog se...